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Looking towards this stunning property
Enjoy a stroll along the local beach
Plenty of walking opportunites close by
Relax in the lounge after an adventurous day
Snuggle up by the fire with your favourite treats
Get cosy and unwind
Plenty of space to hang coats after exploring
Open plan kitchen/diner
Well-equipped so you can cook up a storm
Enjoy a meal together around the dining table
Useful kitchen/utility facilities
Light and open but with a homely feel
Ground floor shower room
Quiet reading nook for a bit of me time
Double bedroom with access to the twin room
Bright twin room
Enjoy a relaxing lie in
Enjoy a refreshing shower in the shower room
Endless exploring opportunities
View towards the property
Beautiful views for miles around
1 / 21  Looking towards this stunning property
2 / 21  Enjoy a stroll along the local beach
3 / 21  Plenty of walking opportunites close by
4 / 21  Relax in the lounge after an adventurous day
5 / 21  Snuggle up by the fire with your favourite treats
6 / 21  Get cosy and unwind
7 / 21  Plenty of space to hang coats after exploring
8 / 21  Open plan kitchen/diner
9 / 21  Well-equipped so you can cook up a storm
10 / 21  Enjoy a meal together around the dining table
11 / 21  Useful kitchen/utility facilities
12 / 21  Light and open but with a homely feel
13 / 21  Ground floor shower room
14 / 21  Quiet reading nook for a bit of me time
15 / 21  Double bedroom with access to the twin room
16 / 21  Bright twin room
17 / 21  Enjoy a relaxing lie in
18 / 21  Enjoy a refreshing shower in the shower room
19 / 21  Endless exploring opportunities
20 / 21  View towards the property
21 / 21  Beautiful views for miles around

Sleatabhal

North Uist, Outer Hebrides
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy on of the islands most popular attractions, Otter Spotting
  • There is no shortage of walking opportunities within this vast amount of countryside
  • Visit the RSPB Nature Reserve at Balranald or head to Scollas golf course for a round of golf
Property code: 77239

If you’re looking for a quiet break away, surrounded by history and wildlife, this is the place to visit. A perfect base for families to spend some quality time together in the Isle of North Uist.

Escape to the Isle of North Uist with this secluded bolthole surrounded by history and wildlife. With plenty of exploring to be done, visit the historic ruin, sculpture trail and nature reserve or enjoy a round on the golf course. Back at the property, relax beside the roaring wood burner, entertain in the spacious kitchen/diner or dine alfresco in the enclosed garden. Perfect for dogs, the garden is fully enclosed and there is a handy utility room for drying off muddy paws and boots.

Inside, this cosy cottage has been tastefully finished to provide light and airy accommodation with fresh neutral decor and plenty of home touches. Cook up a storm in the spacious kitchen/diner, where you will find modern units, slate flooring and a good-sized family table for entertaining. Additional storage space can be found in the separate utility room, perfect for stocking up on supplies for your whole stay. On chilly evenings, fire up the wood burner in the lounge and settle in for a cosy evening of TV or games in this inviting space, or retreat to the quiet reading nook for some quiet time away from fellow guests. Afterwards, retire to one of the three delightful bedrooms in the eaves of this property, before beginning a new day of adventures on the island.

Stepping outside, the large enclosed garden is perfect for both human and canine guests. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn while your four-legged friend roams safely nearby. There is ample off-road parking available outside.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin (accessed through the double bedroom)
  • 2 shower rooms
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Utility room with microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Beach 5 miles and shop within walking distance
  • TV in lounge
  • Sleeps 4+2 (twin bedroom only accessible from double bedroom)
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

In the centre of the Outer Hebrides, the island of North Uist is home to a landscape of fresh and saltwater lochs, miles of sandy beaches and cultivated crofts. Popular among walkers, bird watchers and cyclists alike, it is connected by a causeway to Benbecula (18 miles), Berneray (10 miles) and Baleshare (12 miles). The island’s main town of Lochmaddy (9 miles) has a shop, cafe, restaurant and community arts centre. Discover the history behind this fascinating island with a visit to the Trinity Temple (12 miles), a historic ruin listed as European significance and thought to be Scotland’s oldest university. Explore the Barpa Langass (11.5 miles), a 5,000-year-old burial chamber or walk the Uist Sculpture Trail, a combination of seven commissioned works found in various locations across Uist and Benbecula. Nature lovers should head for the RSPB nature reserve at Balranald, or venture to the east side of the island for an afternoon of otter spotting. Other wildlife to look out for includes the corncrake, one of Britain’s rarest birds, and Europe’s largest breeding colony of grey seals. Other nearby attractions include the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre (9.5 miles), Shoreline Stoneware (11 miles) and Uist Community Riding School (19.5 miles).

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jeff 11th November 2023

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Excellent location.clean cottage.local contact catrina was excellent solving issues quickly and efficiently

Reviewed by Neil 14th October 2023

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This is a gem of a property - has everything you need and walking distance to beautiful beach (and Coop shop). Great spot for taking things easy and touring about the sights as necessary.

Reviewed by Bettina 30th September 2023

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Absolutely beautiful thank you hopefully be back one day

Reviewed by Stewart 2nd September 2023

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The cottage was just perfect for our needs, clean, lots of space, games and cards and well equipped for cooking with a huge garden even better that a great Co-op was next door and a perfect beach a few mins away - would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Caroline 15th July 2023

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The perfect holiday cottage. We went for a week and have rebooked for a fortnight next summer. Great to be so handy for both beaches and Co-op. Being able to sit in a sheltered part of the garden and enjoy the late afternoon sun was a real pleasure and when things were a little colder and wetter, the reading nook upstairs was a delight.

Reviewed by Grant 1st July 2023

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Brilliant cottage in fantastic location

Reviewed by John 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Andrea 10th June 2023

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Such a magical spot, and the cottage was perfect!

Reviewed by Joe 6th May 2023

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We had a lovely week at Sleatabhal. The location is perfect for exploring North Uist and its surrounding islands. Walking from the cottage through the machair to the beach, where we would often be the only ones there, was always memorable. The island is a fantastic place full of history, tradition, wildlife and stunning scenery.

Reviewed by Lynne 22nd April 2023

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We had a fantastic weeks holiday in north uist, stunning beaches just a short walk away from the cottage. The cottage was so comfortable and had everything you would need for your stay. Katrina and her family were lovely and looked after us with great insight into the island. 10/10 would highly recommend and we will definitely be visiting again sooRead moren. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 22nd October 2022

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Stunning location and the cottage was excellent. If you want a quiet break with plenty of walking this fits the bill. Hosts and locals were very friendly and we do aim to return at some point.

Reviewed by Sami 10th September 2022

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Beautiful location. Cathina who manages the property is wonderful. What she doesn't know about the island isn't worth knowing! Conveniently next door to well stocked Coop for picking up anything you may need. Beautiful beaches all along West Coast of island. We will be returning soonest

Reviewed by Carole 3rd September 2022

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Lovely cottage, well equipped and in a great location for exploring North Uist.

Reviewed by Emma 13th August 2022

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What a wonderful cottage. The property is spotless and has everything you could possibly need whilst there. The location is fantastic within 15 minutes of the beach and also so handy for the co-op shop when you need things throughout the week. We visited lots of beaches all over the place which were beautiful and often we were the only ones on themRead more! We had a bit of bother with lost property (entirely our own fault) which Cathina and her family were beyond helpful in sorting. Would def go back. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 23rd July 2022

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Lovely cottage which has been modernised to a high standard. Open plan downstairs which results in a very spacious and welcoming environment. Very comfortable bedrooms. Loads of outdoor space. Great views and awesome beaches are really close by.

Reviewed by Laura 25th June 2022

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Lovely cottage and a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy the island.

Reviewed by Gary 11th June 2022

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Great cottage lovely friendly people, Superb location

Reviewed by Sheena 4th June 2022

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A lovely comfy cottage, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Perfect location for exploring some of the most stunning beaches on the island. Cosy when the weather is wild, but also with a lovely big garden when its sunny. The coop is next door, so very convenient. Cathina was very welcoming and extremely helpful. Hope to return in the future.

Reviewed by Connie 14th May 2022

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Fantastic location. So convenient for numerous beaches and watching birds. Lovely cottage, well fitted out. All you could ever need. Intending to return.

Reviewed by Diane 30th April 2022

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Best property we viewed whilst searching for somewhere to stay on the island. Stunning beaches within walking distance

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Looking towards this stunning property
Enjoy a stroll along the local beach
Plenty of walking opportunites close by
Relax in the lounge after an adventurous day
Snuggle up by the fire with your favourite treats
Get cosy and unwind
Plenty of space to hang coats after exploring
Open plan kitchen/diner
Well-equipped so you can cook up a storm
Enjoy a meal together around the dining table
Useful kitchen/utility facilities
Show 9 moreLight and open but with a homely feel

Location

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